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Kaduna Bye-election: PDP Wins Assembly Seat

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Alhaji Usman Ali Baba of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) defeated his All Progressives Congress opponent to win the bye-election for Sabon Gari Constituency in the Kaduna State House of Assembly.

The Returning Officer, Dr Mohammed-Nuruddin Musa, who declared the result on Saturday in Zaria, said Baba won the election with 9,113 votes.

His APC opponent, Malam Musa Musa got 7, 404 votes.

Malam Anas Abdullahi of the ADC had 62 votes; Chindo Ibrahim of ADP, 61 votes while Musa Halilu of PRP secured 305 votes.

The seat, held by former speaker Aminu Abdullahi Magali, was declared vacant in April.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the bye-election followed the declaration of the seat as vacant by the state House Assembly in April.

This was due to the failure of the lawmaker representing the constituency, Aminu Shagali to participate in legislative activities for more than 360 days.

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